It’s been years since my cats had fleas, so I was surprised to learn that flea allergy dermatitis in cats is on the rise.
According to Banfield Pet Hospitals’ 2018 State of Pet Health Report, there’s been an astonishing 67 percent increase in flea allergy dermatitis in cats since 2008. In 2017, 170 of every 10,000 cats seen at Banfield hospitals had the allergic reaction to fleas.
That doesn’t seem like a lot of cats until you think about the stats from 2008. Then, just 102 cats in every 10,000 developed flea allergy dermatitis.